Nutrients – macronutrients and micronutrients – are needed for everything- growth, metabolism, cellular functions, hormone production and so many other vital functions. “Macro” means large, so macronutrients are needed in large amounts in the diet as opposed to micronutrients such as the mineral iodine which are needed in much smaller quantities. Macronutrients are needed for […]
I haven’t always chosen my carbs carefully. I love bread. I love pasta. I love lasagna and pizza. I’ve been know to fantasize about eating a meal that only consists of bread, pasta, cheese, more bread, and some pizza. I’d top it off with a dessert- terimisue or cannoli- I am Italian after all, and […]
The Food Marketing Institute recently reported that 71% of us are cooking at home more often these days and using real foods to do so. That’s great news! It also means more people are buying fresh produce, meat, and kitchen staples in the grocery store. How can you make a trip to the store […]
Proper portion size means proper balance of macronutrients- protein, carbohydrates and fats, and control of caloric intake. A portion – as opposed to a serving size, which is stated on a Nutrition Facts Panel or in the Food Guide – is the amount of food you actually eat in one sitting. Determining portion sizes helps […]
How To Curb Carb Cravings Most of us crave sweet or salty carb-rich food when we are feeling stressed and most of us would like to seriously curb our carb cravings. While willpower and the easy availability of carbs have a lot to do with it, it’s not the end of the story. You can […]
Real foods are foods that are as close to its natural state as possible. An organic chicken you have to cook yourself is more real than chicken nuggets or chicken from a can. Whole ripe tomatoes or sweet potatoes are far more whole and healthier than sweet potato chips fried in canola oil or pre-made tomato sauce filled with additives, colours and preservatives.
If you’re like most people you’ve had a few too many treats this holiday season, it happens to the best of us, including me. A week or so into the holidays I can feel my clothes getting a little snugger and my motivation to get to the gym waning. I remind myself that’s it’s okay, […]
I love the start of a New Year- there’s so much possibility and excitement that surrounds this time of year. If you’re like me, you’ve reflected on the things you want more of in your life and have created some resolutions around them. Whether you’ve created a one-word theme for the year (thank you Gretchen […]
Happy New Year! Like the beginning of the school year signals the end of summer and a return to routine, the New Year is synonymous with a time to make changes in one’s life. These changes are often centered on the idea of self –improvement in the area of health, relationships, finance, or fitness. The […]
Holiday Survival Guide 2016 It’s holiday time! We all want to celebrate this time of year with healthy holiday celebrationsWe’re all tempted to indulge and eat too many things that taste good but leave us feeling bad. Often we promise ourselves to begin a clean eating plan or diet right after the holidays. Unfortunately the […]
Happy Holidays! The holidays are here and I have to say I love every minute of it. I especially love making and sharing food with the people I love. I wanted to share three of my favourite holiday recipes with you- they’re delicious and yes, healthy too. Bring these along to your holiday parties and […]
Reducing sugar in your diet will improve digestion, gut function, immune function and reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This organism is called Candida. And, over 70% of North Americans have it because of the overuse of prescription antibiotics, antibiotics in our meat supply and the over consumption of refined sugar.
It’s holiday time! This time of year we’re all tempted (even me) to indulge and eat too many things that taste good but leave us feeling bad. Often we promise ourselves to begin a clean eating plan or diet right after the holidays.